Tag Archives: protection

Get IP Checkup Before Crowdfunding

Some unappreciated crowdfunding risks to issuers come in the form of intellectual property protection. This article notes that there are: patent risks of pre-mature disclosure of technical information and of infringement if the patent research is not conducted prior to … Continue reading

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SEC Denies Winkelvoss Bitcoin ETF Again

The Securities and Exchange Commission again denied the listing of the Winklevoss Twins’ Exchange Traded Fund in Bitcoin. In its denial order, the SEC took pains to say that ” its disapproval does not rest on an evaluation of whether … Continue reading

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AIG To Offer Crowdfunding Insurance in UK

One of the biggest problems in crowdfunding is that the crowdfunding company does not perform, typically by not delivering a pre-sold product as promised. Now, if the reason for non-performance is fraud, American International Group (AIG), a major global insurance … Continue reading

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Crowd Funding Portal Privacy Guidance

The Commodities Futures Trading ┬áCommission recently issued a best practices advisory for financial institutions to protect the privacy of their customers and the security and confidentiality of nonpublic personal information. Since the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new Crowdfunding regs also … Continue reading

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Cover Your Apps

The American Bar Association warns that crowdfunding investors, issuers, and the funding portals may be subject to intellectual property dangers. These dangers include patent infringement, trademark dilution, theft of trade secrets, and copyright DMCA violations. Startups are often undercapitalized and/or … Continue reading

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